Outside of his professional career, Attorney Nicholas Ellis is passionate about staying healthy and active.
He enjoys maintaining his health and fitness with activities such as jogging, hiking, tennis, and golf. With the warm weather on its way with the upcoming spring season, Attorney Nicholas Ellis is excited to get back out on the golf course.
Just what every golfer wants to hear, there are real health benefits to a day on the links. So if you ever find yourself in need of justifying your hobby, keep reading and follow these tips from Attorney Nicholas Ellis.
Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy from golf:
- Improved Sleep- golf is quite a bit of exercise. After a day of golf, you will fall asleep faster, and sleep deeper which is great for muscle and tissue repair.
- Lower Stress- spending time in the great outdoors doing something you love with other likeminded souls is a great way to let go of what is getting you down. There is a great pleasure in walking around in the open that leaves golfers in a better mood than when they arrived. It releases endorphins, which is that mood-enhancing chemical in our brains that makes us happy and relaxed.
- Calorie Burning- a game of golf can see you walk up to 200 acres. That’s a whole lot of walking and if you’re doing it by foot and carrying your own clubs? You can burn 1,000 calories during a single game of golf.
- Boost your heart rate- golf is great for your heart, and it’s a great cardiovascular exercise. You’re burning calories, you’re walking, lugging clubs and then swinging them around. That increases your heart rate and keeps it pumping to increase blood flow. As a result, you lower your risk of heart disease and reduce the levels of “bad” cholesterol.
- Brain Power- your heart rate increases, thus so does the blood flow to your brain, stimulating and improving nerve cell connections. The challenge of competing with other golfers also helps, boosting confidence and self-esteem. Your brain is still working as it tallies scores, improves strategy and works your hand-eye coordination- all of these aspects keep the logical functions in your brain active.
- Better Vision- consider just how small that white ball is as it zooms into the distance. When you golf you learn to hone in on that small target from a long distance. Prior to the swing when the ball is nestled on the tee, golfers are presented with an opportunity to display their hand-eye coordination.
- Build Relationships- golf is a sociable sport. Even if you head out on your own, you will likely run into someone you know. It is the ideal place to keep in contact with your friends and it provides an excellent opportunity to meet new people. While there is an air of competition, it isn’t quite as intense as some sports so there’s plenty of time to interact with others. Just think about the amount of business deals and networking that occurs on the golf course.
For more tips and tricks from Attorney Nicholas Ellis about health and fitness and staying active, check out his profile on Quora: https://www.quora.com/profile/Attorney-Nicholas-Ellis.